The Contracts Manager performs professional and technical work in the administration and planning of social and support services for the elderly and younger disabled. This position develops, manages, and monitors contracts with service providers and vendors. Researches, analyzes, and develops policy and program recommendations in conjunction with community members, advisory councils, elected officials and other staff. This position requires excellent written and oral communications and the ability to present information to a wide variety of agencies and individuals. Employee has regular contact with State, County, and local community agencies. Job requires periods of concentrated attention, ability to prioritize, and to work with a variety of issues at the same time.